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Bookbinding courses

Bookbinding courses, classes and workshops across the UK, teaching the centuries old craft of neatly binding pages into books using a variety of techniques. Learn bookbinding with experienced tutors and learn the methods of folding, cutting, stapling, and glueing for a professional finish. Advanced learners of book binding may progress onto threading and using a variety of backing materials to cover the books. Would you like to learn how to create and bind your own books? Come and join a course, workshop or group and be inspired by expert tuition as well as like-minded company.

£75
West Sussex - Next course on 21st March 2019
This one-day workshop is fun and friendly and suitable for complete beginners. You’ll make two upcycled leather journals using the long stitch technique which is simple to master and looks stunning (no glue involved). The workshop runs from 10.00 to 4.30. You’ll start in the morning by making a small A6 book with a wraparound leather cover (this will introduce you to all the basic techniques). In the afternoon session you’ll be learning more advanced...
£55
Devon - Next course on 2nd March 2019
This is Learn Bookbinding’s most popular course. You will learn traditional multi-signature binding, suitable for complete beginners. You will take home at least one beautiful hard-backed half-cloth book that you have made yourself, from start to finish. Mandy Flockton has been teaching bookbinding for nearly 20 years - this experience coupled with her friendly teaching style enables anyone of any level to dive straight into this ancient & addictive craft!
£100
somerset
Boundbooks in Frome, Somerset. I have been restoring antiquarian books for archives and booksellers for 10 years. I have a PGCE and a post grad in Arts and Heritage and I have taught at Art Colleges, Schools, Museums and Festivals. If you would like to learn how to make a hand sewn leather bound book please join me on a Sunday, Monday or Wednesday. I teach on these days every week. The range of projects...
£95
Derbyshire - Next course on 3rd April 2019
Make your own hardback notebook/sketchbook using traditional bookbinding methods and materials. Open to both beginners and those with experience. Tutor: Holly Serjeant (from Scriveners Books) Join us from 9.30am for tea/coffee and introductions. There is an hour for lunch and breaks whenever you wish. • Purpose built studio in beautiful Peak District setting • Relaxed, creative atmosphere • 4 - 6 students per workshop • Open to both beginners and those with experience • Good...
£150
Strathclyde - Next course on 7th September 2019
Creative Blue Retreat : 7, 8 September , 10.30am-4.30pm Join Textile Artist Elisabeth Viguie-Culshaw and Edinburgh based Book Binder Cassandra Barron for a hands-on weekend exploring the creative potential of Indigo dye and bookbinding. Our base for the two days will be the fabulous Woodlands workspace a creative Unit in a community garden in the West end of Glasgow. - easily accessible by car and public transport. Over the weekend we'll be taking inspiration from...
£80
Hampshire - Next course on 18th May 2019
This one-day workshop is fun and friendly and suitable for complete beginners. You’ll make two upcycled leather journals using the long stitch technique which is simple to master and looks stunning (no glue involved). The workshop runs from 10.00 to 4.30. You’ll start in the morning by making a small A6 book with a wraparound leather cover (this will introduce you to all the basic techniques). In the afternoon session you’ll be learning more advanced...
£55
Shropshire - Next course on 16th March 2019
Enjoy an afternoon of Bookbinding in a small friendly class at the Radbrook Green Community Centre, Shrewsbury. This course is suitable for complete beginners and for those who have a little binding experience. It offers an introduction to bookbinding terminology and techniques using traditional equipment. You will create a unique flat-backed A5 blank notebook, completely from scratch, learning to create sections, endpapers and hand sew pages. Cases will be created in a quarter bound style...
£15
West Sussex
Generally this will always be on the 1st Thursday of the month, but do check as sometimes it may clash with other events which will mean we move the date to another Thursday. If you've lived it, print it! There's nothing like being able to hold a memory in your hands. Scrapbooking combines, paper, ink, embellishments, memorabilia and other items bringing your story to life. Preserving those memories in a quality and style they deserve,...
£70
Devon
In recent years Midori Traveller’s Notebooks have reached a cult status among the analogue notekeepers, bullet journalers and stationary lovers of this world and its not hard to understand why. Of all the books I make, my traveller’s journal is my favourite. It is the perfect balance of form and function. In this one-day, no-glue workshop you will make your own full-size traveller’s notebook with a robust, thick, quality pull-up leather cover in a colour...
£75
Cambridgeshire - Next course on 27th April 2019
In this one-day workshop you will make two single-section paper bindings without the use of adhesives that can be used as a journal or a notebook. You will learn about paper grain, the cutting and folding of paper and the creation of functional and beautiful book covers, and will be introduced to the sewing of books. We will also cover the selection of materials and tools for your own work. You will go away with...